Why You Should Start Planning Your Party Early
There are quite a few opportunities to give a party during the year what with birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year, Independence Day et cetera, et cetera, but every party has one thing in common, they all have to be plotted and the sooner that that plotting is started the better.
There are excellent reasons for starting your plotting early. Things can go incorrect and individuals can let you down, but if you start plotting early, you can switch to ‘plot B’ easily. You may also have thoughts while you are performing your plotting and then you will have time to implement them.
Depending on what form of party you are plotting, you may have to start plotting about a month ahead, but you may have to start even earlier, if you need outside catering or specialized items such as a bouncy house. You might have to book these objects months in advance in order to get precisely what food you want or the theme of the bouncy house that you want.
Depending on where you are holding the party and how many are coming, you might also need to request permission or even a license and you may even need portable toilets too. How about security and sign posts? For instance, it is quite normal for organizers of wedding parties in rural Thailand to use security, who will also supply road signs and will direct traffic.
Another excellent reason for plotting early is that you can buy items that you require weekly and so spread the cost. You could buy the paper plates, plastic knives, forks and spoons, plastic beakers, straws and paper table cloths in the first week, the other items you need, such as the drinks, crisps and biscuits, in the following weeks, until all you have to buy in the week of the party is the perishable food such as sausage rolls, pies, pasties, sandwiches and cakes.
You may also need specialized decorations, particularly for themed birthday parties, Halloween and Christmas. Finding the right decorations for these kinds of parties can take a long time, which is another reason for beginning your plotting earlier rather than later.
Another excellent reason for getting started early is that you can get the invitations out early, which gives your guests the opportunity to place you in their diaries. It also gives them plenty of time to accept or refuse the invitation so that you can either invite more friends to make the numbers up or you can say the caterers that you will require less food.
It is a sad fact that in spite of all your plotting, some facets will go incorrect, they always do and you will forget some items as well, people always do and the best precautions against these latent calamities are firstly to start plotting early and secondly to get a few people involved in the plotting, because as they say, two heads are better than one.